Ted Cruz: I’m Signing Up For Obamacare Because My Wife Lost Her Insurance

Via the Des Moines Register:

Ted Cruz, one of the loudest critics of Obamacare, will soon be using it for health insurance coverage. “We will presumably go on the exchange and sign up for health care and we’re in the process of transitioning over to do that,” Cruz, a Republican candidate for president, told The Des Moines Register Tuesday. Cruz’s wife, Heidi, is going on an unpaid leave of absence from her job at Goldman Sachs to join Cruz full time on the campaign trail, Cruz told the Register. Asked if it chafes at all to have to rely on Obamacare, Cruz told the Register: “Well, it is written in the law that members will be on the exchanges without subsidies just like millions of Americans so that’s – I think the same rules should apply to all of us. Members of Congress should not be exempt.” But, Cruz added, he’d still like to see Obamacare repealed in its entirety.

Later today Cruz continued to refuse to acknowledge the irony of his need for Obamacare, telling CNN, “It’s one of the real differences – if you look at President Obama and his lawlessness – if he disagrees with a law he simply refuses to follow
it or claims the authority to unilaterally change.”